The Retro Expo Awards hosted by Birmingham Energy Savers and Carillion Energy Services will recognise excellence in retrofit products, projects and people across the domestic, commercial and public sector markets. They will also celebrate excellence in all stages of the retrofit process. From large scale retrofit procurement to enabling technologies, real-world projects and R&D trials.
Forty seven businesses from across the UK have been shortlisted for the Retro Expo Awards. You can find out the winners on Wednesday 31st. The Awards ceremony will be a relaxed, networking evening held in the Green Deal Arena.
The full shortlist is:
Section 1: Technology Innovation
Building Fabric Innovation of the Year
This award recognises and rewards a major area of innovation in building fabric products.
- ThermoShell® IWI system - Knauf Insulation
- F.E.S-Board - Datum Phase Change Ltd
- LoPro10 - Nu-Heat Underfloor & Renewables
- NBT Pavadry System - Natural Building Technologies
- WHISCERS™ (Whole House In Situ Carbon and Energy Reduction System) - United House Limited
- Insumate Trays - Insumate Limited / Travis Perkins Group
Building Services Innovation of the Year
This award recognises and rewards a major area of innovation in building services products.
- RACUS Ceiling Tile - Datum Phase Change Ltd
- Solar PV Glass - Polysolar Limited
- Ventive PVHR (Ventive S) - Ventive Ltd
- Linea One combination boiler - Vokèra
- Mill House - Viessmann & isoenergy
- Fully integrated, controlled ASHP and large thermal store - British Gas Renewable Heat Team
Retrofit Innovation of the Year
This award recognises and rewards a major area of innovation in retrofit finance, procurement, design, specification or delivery.
- Energy Performance Contract - The Real Green Deal - Places for People
- Abseiling to overcome hard-to-treat cavities in high-rise buildings - London Borough of Islington and Avalon Abseiling Ltd
- ReallySmartHouse - The Facility Architects & Consultants
- Retrofit Standard Construction Drawings - Travis Perkins Group / Sustainable Building Solutions
Section 2: Project Delivery
Domestic Retrofit Project of the Year
This award is looking for the best individual domestic retrofit project. This may be a single dwelling, a block, terrace or any other small scale individual retrofit project.
- HeatPod Project - Penwith Housing Association/Devon & Cornwall Housing
- Eco-Energy Retrofit, Belfast - Eco-Energy (NI) Ltd
- Elliot Drive EnerPHit Vs Affordable Retrofit - Encraft and Orbit Heart of England
- Retrofit for Living - Penoyre & Prasad
- Rural Homes Energy Efficiency & Affordable Warmth - Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership, British Gas
- C80 refurb in North London Conservation Area - Robert Cohen and Robert Prewett
- Botanic Road - Dragonboard Ltd and Constructive Thinking Studio
- 23 St Luke Street 'retrofit for the future' - Sanctuary Group, with Anne Thorne Architects, King Shaw Assoc, Seddons Contractors
Community-driven Retrofit Project of the Year
This award is looking for the best retrofit project driven by a community, demonstrating community leadership and the broad involvement of community stakeholders.
- RE:NEW - Greater London Authority
- Jones House & Rivers Estate Walsall CESP schemes - WHG, Walsall Council & British Gas
- Peckham Low Carbon Zone - The Facility Ltd and London Borough of Southwark
- Community Energy Saving Project Newark and Sherwood - British Gas
Non-domestic Retrofit Project of the Year
This award is looking for the best non-domestic retrofit project. This may be a single building, a block or any other small scale individual retrofit project.
- Jubilee House - Alumet
- The Sharp Project - PRP Architects LLP
Public Building Retrofit Project of the Year
This award is looking for the best retrofit of a publicly owned building.
- Mayville Community Centre - Bere Architects
- North Devon District Hospital - MHA Lighting
- North Somerset Council Town Hall - Willmott Dixon / North Somerset Council
Large Scale Retrofit Project of the Year
This award is looking for the best projects demonstrating energy savings at scale. This may include area-based retrofit programmes, campus-wide schemes or the provision of energy infrastructure such as district heating networks for example.
- EcoPod Barton Village - Belfry Group
- Bunhill Heat and Power - Energy Services Team, London Borough of Islington
- FutureFit - Affinity Sutton
- Solar Photovoltaic Installation Project - Wrexham County Borough Council
- SHINE - Stockport Homes
Retrofit Client of the Year
This award is looking for the best retrofit client of the year. The judging panel looked for evidence of: strategic organisational commitment to retrofit (e.g. strategic documents, processes); leadership and management commitment (i.e. people, skills, training); innovation; active engagement of others (e.g. customers, supply chain, communities); and follow-through to actual, completed retrofit projects.
- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
- Institute for Sustainability
Section 3: People
Excellence in Retrofit Training Award
This award is looking for excellence in the development and provision of training for the retrofit industry. The judges looked for evidence of consistently high quality training provision that has had an impact on the delivery of retrofit; a strategic commitment to improving retrofit delivery through training; innovation; and a commitment to ensuring the wider benefits of training are maximised (developing links to local employers for example).
- Easy MCS Ltd
- Parity Projects and EAL Ltd
- PPL Training Ltd
The DECC Retrofit Pioneer Award
This award, sponsored by DECC, is looking for the individual, team or organisation that has made the greatest contribution to low carbon retrofit over time. The judges looked for evidence of what has been achieved by the individual, team or organisation, the length of their commitment to the sector, and the likely outcomes of the individual, team or organisation's efforts. The Retrofit Pioneer Award may be awarded to a nominee or an individual, team or organisation associated with the winning entry of one of the other categories.
- Justin Bere and BERE Architects
- Penney Poyzer and Gil Schalom, The Nottingham Eco Home
- John Doggart, Sustainable Energy Academy
- Sustainable Building Solutions
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